I am the filet mignon of the insect world. I have tried every natural and chemical insect repellant I can find – internal and external – it doesn’t matter – I am the gourmet meal.
There are so many bites on my hands from garlic planting yesterday that I think I should go get some gloves before I finish planting today. Too many open wounds on my hands to be digging in the dirt all day.
My husband, on the other hand, can stand outside for hours and not a single bite.
If it might be chiggers it helps to shower right after working outdoors, rubbing thoroughly all over with plenty of soap. If skin is sensitive, be sure to moisturize with almond oil, coconut oil, lanolin or the like (no chemicals!). I am also a bite magnet and have scars all over my body thanks to the little friends who apparently love me....
I am also a bug magnet, the first to be bitten in any group. I have noticed that if I am taking vitamin B supplements, the kind that make your pee fluorescent greenish yellow, I will not be bitten as much. I figure the excessive nutrients are also changing my scent, or something. That said, I haven't taken supplements in years--I'm trying to fill up with nutrient dense foods. It's possible that brewer's yeast has enough B's in it. Basically, look for the change in urine color.